11. 4. 2022

English Version | Editor's Letter: Quote Issue

by Sofia Lucas


The Power of Words

Words are the proverbial double-edged sword in human interaction. They can be used to build, protect and create or to destroy, cause harm or fear.

Words have more power than you can imagine. It is by words that the great struggle in the world, supposedly in civilized times, should be fought, rather than with weapons.


“To sin by silence, when we should protest, makes cowards out of men” - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“I'll tell you what freedom is to me: no fear. I mean really, no fear!” - Nina Simone

“Mankind must remember that peace is not God's gift to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other.” - Elie Wiesel

“Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.” - Samuel Johnson, 18th century

“In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous.” - Elsa Schiaparelli

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, it has to do with ideas, with the way we live, with what is happening.” - Coco Chanel

“We can disagree and still love each other unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist.” - James Baldwin

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” - Martin Luther King

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” - Malala Yousafzai

Translated from the original on The Quote Issue, published in April 2022. 
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